Tasmanians can choose to break free from the pokies
- Our research shows that over 80% of Tasmanians want poker machines reduced in number or banned outright.
- Most countries choose not to have pokies in pubs — our research shows 76% of the world’s pub and club pokies are in Australia
- Tasmanians lose over $100 million each year on pub and club poker machines. If this money was spent in the local community, it would create 670 full time jobs
The Tasmanian state election is coming soon, and pokies is shaping up to be a defining issue.
If Tasmania votes to phase out pokies, it will be leading the rest of the nation. Tasmania will be the first state to get rid of poker machines from pubs and clubs.
The Australia Institute is asking all Australians to sign this letter. We will deliver the petition to all state candidates before the upcoming state election.
The majority of Tasmanians have decided that they no longer want pokies in their pubs and clubs. Tasmania could lead the nation in removing pokies from our communities.